the all-seeingeye England and Ireland, 1981


The University of Michigan used to offer a summer session in England and Ireland, taught by English Professor Bert Hornback. Authors covered included Yeats, Syngh, Heaney, Hardy, and Joyce. The trip usually had about a dozen students. When the class was over, I stayed on another two weeks, and my then girfriend, Nancy, came to join me.

Church yard, Charminster England. One of our group spent much of her time doing watercolors.

The Turf Tavern. Oxford

We rented boats and spent a week motoring on the Thames between London and Dorchester-on -Thames.

Boating the Thames under a theatrical sky.


Climbing Ben Bulben in the mist. Walking through the peat cuttings.

Galway Bay, Ireland. We travelled from Inisheer to Inishman by small boat. Our luggage stayed inside and dry-we did not

Punting on the Thames, Oxford.

Nancy with some lawn bowling reprobates we met near the Welsh border. This is midafternoon on a weekday-note the bottle. The rest of the day is something of a blur.

Stonehenge, of course.

Radcliffe Camera-Oxford.